Played three years on the Japan PGA Tour before getting his PGA Tour card when he finished T11th in the 2002 Qualifying tournament. Was Rookie of the Year on the Japan PGA Tour in 2000. . . Was college teammate for three seasons with Mike Weir.
Japan PGA Tour
6 - 2000 Aiful Cup, 2001 PGA Championship, PGA Match Play Championship Promis Cup & UBE Kosan Open, 2002 Tsuruya Open & Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open.
2000 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.45 (ranked 47th); Money - ¥31,121,744 (ranked 32nd); Winner Aiful Cup.
2001 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.24 (ranked 6th); Money - ¥18,571,075 (ranked 3rd); Winner, PGA Championship, PGA Match Play Championship Promis Cup and UBE Kosan Open.
2002 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.65 (ranked 3rd); Money - ¥97,116,100 (ranked 4th); Winner, Tsuruya Open and Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open.
Played in the historic first two rounds of the 2003 Bank of America Colonial with Annika Sorenstam and Aaron Barber. Wore a "Go Annika" button to pre-tournament press conference and was widely applauded for sportsmanship at the event.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 82; in money - 14; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $654,345 Rank (98th); Best finish: T-6th at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson
Scoring - 71.20 / (112th); Driving Distance - 278.4 / (154th); Driving Accuracy - 67.3% / (84th); GIR - 63.6% / (141st); Putting - 1.766 / (63rd); Birdie Average - 3.59 per rd / (101st) / Total Birdies - 294; Sand Saves - 52.3% / (59th); All-Around Rank - 884 / (132nd).
Improved 2005 status with T13 finish at 2004 PGA TOUR Qualifying School.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; Rounds Played - 99; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $561,340 Rank (133rd); Best finish: T-3rd at the Valero Texas Open
Scoring - 71.39 / (125th); Driving Distance - 282.2 / (136th); Driving Accuracy - 63.0% / (117th); GIR - 62.0% / (169th); Putting - 1.755 / (33rd); Birdie Average - 3.62 per rd / (72nd) / Total Birdies - 358; Sand Saves - 52.4% / (50th); All-Around Rank - 734 / (89th)
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